Antigone Questions and Answers
by Sophocles

Antigone book cover
Start Your Free Trial

In Antigone, how might the impact of Antigone's choice on others be compared to that of Helen of Troy in Homer's Iliad?

Expert Answers info

accessteacher eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write13,728 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

This is an interesting question to consider. Antigone is a character who is so determined to act in burying her brother in opposition to Creon's decree that she does not even consider the possible consequences that her act might have on those around her, in particular her sister and Haemon, the man she is going to marry. Her actions and her motivation are all about pleasing the dead more than the living. Note what she says in the following quote:

And even if I die in the act, that death will be a glory.

I will lie with the one I love and loved by him--

an outrage...

(The entire section contains 324 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial